June will have some time away from the desk split between vacation and business trips. You can catch George on the road!
On June 3rd, the Ypsilanti Orphan Car show will feature cars of Kalamazoo. This event will be held in Riverside Park, Ypsilanti, Mich. (there is an admission charge). As this is the 25th Anniversary of the end of production of the Checker Marathon, the car marque that I collect, and as editor of the Checkerboard News, the club publication for the Checker Car Club of America. The show is a must attend for me.
I’ll be visiting a meeting of the Central Arkansas Coin Club in Little Rock, Ark. on June 7. The meeting will be at 6:15 PM, at the Parkway Place Baptist Church off Chenal and Markham near Kohl's. My slide talk will be on innovations in world bank note production technologies. It will also give me a chance to visit the William Clinton Presidential Library and adult bookstore.
The end of the month will see my attendance at the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar. The first week, June 24-29, I’ll be teaching a class with Emmett McDonald on World Coins from 1600-present. There is still time to register at the ANA site. The second week, June 30-July 6, I have been accepted as a student in the Gilroy Roberts Sculpture Fellowship program. Medallic Art has long been a passion of mine, and I've been active in the American Medallic Sculpture Assocaition since its founding nearly 25 years ago. Follow that link for a view of some of my medals.
That brings me home to Iola, the Sunday before my summer visit from mom, my annual rummage and the Iola Car Show, when 125,000 people visit our small town for four days.